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Balle
See also: Balle, ballé, ball?, ballë, and Bälle

Afrikaans

Noun

balle

  1. plural of bal

Dutch

Verb

balle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of ballen

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bal/
  • (file)

Etymology 1

From Middle French balle, from northern Italian balla.

Noun

balle f (plural balles)

  1. (small) ball
    balle de golf
    golf ball
    balle de tennis
    tennis ball
  2. bullet
  3. (colloquial) franc (French franc), euro

See also

Etymology 2

From Middle French balle ("large bundle, package"), from Old French bale ("rolled-up bundle, packet of goods") and Medieval Latin bala, of Germanic origin. Doublet of English ball.

Noun

balle f (plural balles)

  1. bundle of goods, packet tied and held together with string

Etymology 3

From Gaulish *balu.

Alternative forms

Noun

balle f (uncountable)

  1. chaff (inedible casing of a grain seed)

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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German

Pronunciation

Verb

balle

  1. inflection of ballen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Italian

Noun

balle f

  1. plural of balla

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Latvian

Balle

Etymology

From French bal ("a dance")

Noun

balle f (5th declension)

  1. ball (old-fashioned spacious, luxurious dancing party)
    balles t?rps - ball dress, clothes
    za?umu balle - open-air ball, dancing party
    masku balle - masquerade (lit. mask ball)
  2. (colloquial) a small party, with food and drinks
    vakar p?c sapulces cepl? bijusi ?sta balle - yesterday after the meeting in the kiln there was a real ball

Declension

Derived terms

Noun

balle f (5th declension)

  1. point (on a scale), grade, level
    atz?mes 10-ballu skal? - marks on a 10-point scale

Declension


Limburgish

Verb

balle

  1. to play with a ball

Conjugation


Middle English

Noun

balle

  1. Alternative form of bal

Middle French

Etymology 1

From northern Italian balla ("ball").

Noun

balle f (plural balles)

  1. ball (spherical object used in games)
    1. small metal ball used as artillery
Descendants
  • French: balle
Coordinate terms

Etymology 2

From Old French balle, from Frankish *balla, from Proto-Germanic *ballô, *balluz ("ball").

Noun

balle f (plural balles)

  1. bundle
Descendants

Norman

Etymology

Of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Noun

balle f (plural balles)

  1. (Jersey) ball
  2. (Jersey) bullet

Derived terms


Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /'palle/

Verb

balle

  1. inflection of ballat:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

Swedish

Etymology 1

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

Adjective

balle

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of ball.

Etymology 2

Akin to Danish balde ("buttock").

Pronunciation

Noun

balle c (colloquial)

  1. penis; shlong
  2. (usually in the plural) testicle
  3. (Southern) buttock
  4. (humorous) balcony
Declension
Declension of balle 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative balle ballen ballar ballarna
Genitive balles ballens ballars ballarnas

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